Hire and low
Channel Nine's hiring of suspended cricket cheat David Warner is wrong – simple.
Dennis Fitzgerald, Box Hill
I know the ABC is short of funds, but surely we can get something else to promote Leigh Sales and 7.30 than the constant repeating of Mr Comey meeting with President Trump, Hillary Clinton, etc. Enough is enough.
Joan Lynn, Williamstown
A legacy of tolerance
The lasting legacy of Anthony Bourdain is that he became a trailblazing historian who used food as a conduit for bringing people together and opening people's minds. He showed no bigotry, pretentious behaviour or bias towards people from other cultures on his show. We desperately need many more people like him in our cultural and media landscape.
Pamela Papadopoulos, South Yarra
A different shade of Red
OK, so Red has gone but please ABC get real! You have umpteen, well-spoken, interesting performers who can fly solo and give us a wonderful start to the day on 774. The present babbling duo is not the answer.
Sue Lisbon, Mount Waverley
Outside the ABC/SBS bubble
As for the new Green Guide, I don't see much difference to the old one. The preview and letters pages still seem biased towards offerings on SBS and the ABC. I know there can be a lot of dross on the commercial channels, but a quick scan of SBS and the ABC listings can also leave the viewer lost for something to watch that isn't a repeat of a repeat.
John Wallis, Bayswater North
Lost in the city
Have I missed something? New miniseries The City and The City started on ABC last Saturday night and I've seen no advertising for it. There's a plethora of ads for all and sundry programs on the ABC, no reviews and yet they have this great BBC series with David Morrissey as the main character and it starts in silence. Weird futuristic mix of The Handmaids Tale, 1984 and maybe Fahrenheit 451 without the burning books.
Chris Hooper , Castlemaine
The self-promotion of the ABC has now reached nauseating levels exemplified by the recent interminable reporting, in every news bulletin on every ABC radio station, of the number of people in the ABC's Stargazing Live viewers as if it were news.
Now, today ABC online news features Hilary Harper as the model for identity theft. I am a fan of Ms Harper's Saturday radio program because she does a lively, entertaining and interesting show – but this constant self-referential, self-promoting reporting by the ABC has driven me away.
Ramesh Rajan, Camberwell
Kathy Chambers' letter (7/6) on Gardening Australia was right on – "filled with lifestyle segments at the expense of genuine, informative gardening ones". The new cooking segment is a perfect illustration. However good, in itself, it might be I don't notice gardening segments in cooking shows. And for a reason: viewers don't expect or want them.
Barry Webster, Thornbury
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